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Progressive Palaeontology 2024 - Bristol, UK: Overview

The annual, free-to-register Progressive Palaeontology (ProgPal) conference organised by students for students is being held in Bristol in June 2024. This conference is aimed at early career researchers to give them the opportunity to present their work and network in a relaxed environment amongst their peers. We are overjoyed to be hosting the 2024 ProgPal at the University of Bristol from the 17th-20th June.

Progressive Palaeontology 2024 - Bristol, UK: Registration and Abstract Submission

ProgPal 2024 is a hybrid conference open to current postgraduate students (masters and doctoral level) who are studying any area of palaeontology. All attendees must be yet to complete a postgraduate degree by the start date of the conference. All aspects of registration for the conference are free, including workshops, icebreaker and the field trip, however there are additional costs for delegates wishing to attend the conference dinner. 

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Progressive Palaeontology 2024 - Bristol, UK: Workshops and Events

Pre conference Event

There will be an evening of talks from experts in Palaeomedia on the 17th June 2024. The event will be hosted in the iconic Wills Memorial Building. Conference attendees, University of Bristol students and the general public are all welcome at this event. This event will come with a small charge however conference delegates are invited for free. Speakers are still being confirmed and once we have a line-up we will reveal the speakers on our social media and the ProgPal website.

Progressive Palaeontology 2024 - Bristol, UK: Field Trip – Penarth, South Wales

The post-conference fieldtrip (20th June) will visit the Late Triassic - Early Jurassic coastal marine localities on the beaches of Penarth, South Wales. Penarth is a very prolific collecting site for marine invertebrates such as bivalves (including the large Plagiostoma), brachiopods, gastropods, ammonites and echinoids. Chunks of the Rhaetian bone bed containing bones and teeth from chondrichthyans, actinopterygians and marine reptiles are also found commonly along the foreshore.

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